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my right eyelid has been twitching intermittently for two weeks. you know, that invisible twitching where you can feel it but can't see it. agh. i am currently filled with only the minimum of love for my fellow humanity. i reserve my merciless mocking for people who deserve it; people who are cruel and evil. apparently this is a point of contention between me and the rest of the world.

on the daily outage message on the helpdesk line: "clients are having trouble with 'wild thing'". who names an application or a database or whatever wild thing? now that's funny. not that i have a sense of humor any more, because i don't.

oh yeah! the good stuff: BOOK CLUB BOOK CLUB BOOK CLUB! TONIGHT! it doesn't feel like book club. probably because i didn't read the book this month, i read it like 3 months ago.



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Nov. 10th, 2003 11:41 am (UTC)
Twitching eyelid
I get that eyelid thing, too. It drives me nuts after a few days!! My father (a physician) claims that it's a combination of stress and fatigue. His best remedy is a glass or two of wine, which apparently relaxes the muscles and LOTS of sleep.
Nov. 10th, 2003 12:04 pm (UTC)
Re: Twitching eyelid
me, three. and I have definitely noticed that it's stress related, no doubt.

so, wine. what if you don't drink? we need physicians to help us out in introducing some non alcoholic relaxants. mm, non wine...wine.
Nov. 10th, 2003 12:08 pm (UTC)
Re: Twitching eyelid
Sex, perhaps?
Nov. 10th, 2003 01:56 pm (UTC)
Re: Twitching eyelid
I'm all for that solution.
Nov. 10th, 2003 05:30 pm (UTC)
Re: Twitching eyelid
Valerian. It's an herb, though some folks are resistant to it. It relaxes me, and I've been trying to feed it to snidegrrl for weeks...Hmmmmm...
Nov. 11th, 2003 07:19 am (UTC)
Re: Twitching eyelid
I'll look into it - thanks!
Nov. 11th, 2003 10:47 am (UTC)
hrm... does it have to be fancy wine, or can it be boone's farm? :)
Nov. 10th, 2003 12:13 pm (UTC)
Book Club
Whatcha discussing?
Nov. 10th, 2003 12:30 pm (UTC)
Re: Book Club
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich
Nov. 10th, 2003 01:36 pm (UTC)
Re: Book Club
LOVED that book. Scary, but really good thing to know about.
Nov. 10th, 2003 02:24 pm (UTC)
Re: Book Club
Wow! I just picked that up from the floor of a friend's passanger seat and read a few pages. Small world. Seemed like an interesting read!
Nov. 11th, 2003 10:48 am (UTC)
I read it the weekend I was in NYC. It was engrossing to me. I recommend it not that you have time to read!
Nov. 10th, 2003 01:32 pm (UTC)
Hey, my eyelid used to twitch. Hasn't done it in a really long time and I wouldn't have thought of it if you hadn't mentioned it. Don't worry!
Nov. 11th, 2003 10:49 am (UTC)
It's kind of weird... I haven't been worrying, but once this twitchy thing showed up and wouldn't go away, I have been thinking maybe I've been stressed without knowing it. Is that even possible?
Nov. 11th, 2003 11:38 am (UTC)
Sure. You're being psychosomatic. Instead of feeling the stress psychologically you've transferred it to your body. You should still try to deal with the stress.
Nov. 12th, 2003 05:30 am (UTC)
How do you deal with the stress though, when you didn't know you were? Or what might be causing it? Usually when I feel stress I am like "HERE it is! This thing made me stressed!" But lately I have been pretty much fine. *shrug* I mean apart from hating the world, but I mean that whole "what is wrong with crazy people these days" thing is not something that usually leaves me twitching.
Nov. 10th, 2003 01:35 pm (UTC)
Eye twitch...
bigdaddygoat says you're dehydrated, you wild thing you... ;) Unsolicited "helpful suggestion"...
Nov. 11th, 2003 10:50 am (UTC)
That is ENTIRELY possible. I almost never drink water. I know this is bad.
Nov. 10th, 2003 01:43 pm (UTC)
who names an application or a database or whatever wild thing?

Perhaps it is message line spam. "Enla'rge y0ur \/\/i1d Thing! N0 Pi11s!"
Nov. 10th, 2003 02:48 pm (UTC)
my right eyelid has been twitching intermittently
I went through this for over a year in my mid 20's, drove me crazy. I'd love to tell you its something funny, like a lack of sex, or sleep, or even too much carbs. But its probably just stress, caused by a number of things.

Really hope it ends soon for you.
Nov. 11th, 2003 05:25 am (UTC)
Scweppes Tonic water. Has enough quinine in it to stop the twitching. Also very good for cramps (See the other days comments about getting old)
Nov. 11th, 2003 10:52 am (UTC)
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huh. what's qunine, and is there anything else that has that in it? because tonic water, ew. :)
Nov. 11th, 2003 03:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Twitch
Bitter lemon drink! Good stuff.

Quinine is the traditional malaria preventer. It's also supposed to be one of the most bitter non-toxic substances known to man.
Dec. 1st, 2003 08:00 am (UTC)
Twitching Eyelid
I came across this website searching for a solution to the twitching eye. I have had this for about 6-8 months. The twitching happens several times an hour. My husband is a pilot and asked me to pickup some Vitamin A for him. He said Vitamin A is good to take right before flying, especially night flying. It sharpens the vision. So, last night I decided to take a couple of Vitamin A tablets. It is now 10:54 AM EST and I have not had a twitching eye since last night. I don't know if this is a solution, but I am going to keep on taking Vitamin A and see if that helps. Twitching eyelid has been going on 24/7 and it is wonderful today to not have my eyelid twitching. So, maybe this might also help someone else.
Dec. 1st, 2003 08:06 am (UTC)
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Thank you whoever you are! It has since gone away for me, but if it happens again I will try this solution!
Dec. 3rd, 2003 09:00 am (UTC)
Re: Twitching Eyelid
This just started happening to me, and I have been contemplating whether I should call the doc or not. I have NEVER had this happen....so it's a bit scary.
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